Unlimited terms

The call for term limits for members of the United States Congress (and others) is clearly a serious movement, as illustrated by the article ``Term-Limit Law Turns Into Legal Drama,'' Jan. 13.

I believe that the lessons of history indicate that term limits will encourage unethical people to steal faster, discourage long-range planning and investment, and leave the government more than ever in the hands of bureaucrats and lobbyists.

But I have an even deeper objection to term limits: If people want to elect a crook or a fool repeatedly, it is their democratic right and a responsibility they must face up to. Edward T. Stephenson, Bethlehem, Penn.

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